Products of Animal Origin
Products of Animal Origin – Third Country
From 1 January 2021, consignments of Products of Animal Origin (POAO) transiting EU territory before being imported to GB will be required to enter GB via an appropriate Border Control Post (BCP) which is approved for those commodities if they have not had full checks on entry into the EU. This will require goods to be accompanied by Health Certificates/relevant documentation for import into GB and pre-notification by the GB importer on IPAFFS.
There is no Border Control Post (BCP) approved for POAO at the Port of Dover and therefore consignments of POAO which have not had full checks on entry into the EU will not be able to be imported via Dover Port.
Goods that have undergone full veterinary public health and animal health checks on entry into the EU will be able to enter GB through any point of entry, including Dover. They will need to follow the requirements for EU POAO imports below.
Products of Animal Origin – EU
From 1 April 2021, new import requirements will apply to EU origin POAO. The scope of POAO for human consumption also includes Composite Products. There will be a requirement for:
• goods to be accompanied by an Export Health Certificate in order to undergo documentary checks, • import pre-notifications submitted by the importer via IPAFFS in advance of arrival.
The requirement for entry through an established point of entry with an appropriate Border Control Post or identity or physical checks at the border will be introduced in July 2021, therefore EU origin POAO will be able to enter via Dover during this time.
From 1 April 2021, there will be new requirements for EU POAO to be accompanied by an Export Health Certificate (EHC). An EHC is an official document that confirms the export meets the health requirements of the destination country and will need to be secured by the exporter from the EU country of origin’s competent authority.
A list of UK BCPs for animal and animal products can be found here UK border control posts: animal and animal product imports - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Further information can be found in the Border Operating Model: The Border Operating Model - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
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